Ex.2: Blue Bossa
The next example is from Blue Bossa, the same chord progression from example two of my last lesson. Before playing both the bass line and guide tones together, I suggest learning them separately (ex. 2a and 2b), as they are a little tricky to coordinate. When putting them together, try and think of the example as two different parts working together. After all, that’s what you’re doing – playing a bass part and a chord part simultaneously.
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Ex. 2a – The Bass Line:
Ex.2b – The Guide Tones:
Ex. 2c – Combining the Bass Line with the Guide Tones